When I was out walking yesterday I became aware that I was being followed by a handful of black capped chickadees (Parus atricapillus – my goodness, what a mouthful!). I stopped to talk to them, and they all perched in the branches just above my head. One particularly brave character swooped down and brushed my camera hand. Hmmm, clearly these were birds that expected handouts. I hadn’t brought any seeds with me, but I did find a few peanuts deep in my pocket, so I crumbled them up and held my hand out. Instantly three cuties lined up for their turn. A couple of others flitted around for a little bit then swooped in for their share. The little one in the image approached, then changed his mind and returned to the branch, giving me an opportunity to fire off a few one-handed shots. You’re just getting one today, as I didn’t have time to process more of them.